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06.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Shepherd Express' annual Summerfest Guide is on stands now, inserted in today's issue, so pick up a copy and start highlighting acts of interest. My first read on the (nearly) finalized Summerfest 2009 line-up: It's better than recent years'. My usual preface remains: Summerfest is not Milwaukee's answer to Lollapalooza or All Tomorrow's Parties, and the festival has been pub...
12.19.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Ike’s Legacy: The ever-sharp Donald Fagen, everyone’s favorite half of Steely Dan, wrote a wonderful Ike Turner obit for Slate yesterday. Where other send offs painted Turner as a sinister villain, this one depicts him as a misguided and pathetic soul who never comprehended how he lost the career he worked so methodically to build: After Tina finally left in '76, Ike, already way shredded fro...
06.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Spoon last came through Milwaukee as part of their breakthrough year in 2007, touring behind their album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga with a well-received show at Summerfest, then a return to the city that October for a long, heated performance at the Pabst Theater, where they appeared happy to be on the road again after spending the week preparing for their debut appearance on "Saturday Night Live." They slowe...
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Presented by the Shepherd Express and 91.7 WMSE

Here it is! We are very pleased to announce the 2009 Cascio Groove Garage lineup with our partners Casico Interstate Music and 91.7 WMSE.
05.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
ExpressMilwaukee.com has posted the line-up for the Summerfest stage we're most excited about, the Cascio Groove Garage, the all-local stage that the Shepherd Express is sponsoring wtih WMSE. The stage grew considerably last year, attracting a wide variety of Milwaukee's most notable acts. This year's line-up is even better, with draws including The Trusty Knife, The Celebrated Workingman, Sleep T...
05.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In the end, "American Idol" voters opted for two finalists with more commercial appeal than Danny Gokey, the soft-rocking Milwaukeean who likely would have cut a Christian pop album had he won the big prize. Not a shocker, really. In the end, my autographed 8' by 10'' of Joe Biden will remain on my wall, where it belongs. It was a fun ride while it lasted, though, giving Milwaukee something to tal...
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Forgive me for another Danny Gokey post, but the guy is going to be inescapable for the next two days. Now that the divisive �American Idol� contestant has secured his place in the top 3, Milwaukee is dedicating an entire day to him. He�ll visit his histrionic supporters at Fox 6, then pop by a couple local radio stations and some obvious local landmark before parading with some Green Bay Packer...
05.20.2011 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest began announcing its side-stage line-ups this week, which means the perennial complaints from disappointed music fans can't be far behind. Let me try to stave off a few of them, though, with this reminder: If you're complaining about the Summerfest line-up, you're probably not in Summerfest's target demographic, anyway. Though at various points in its existence Summerfest has fancied...